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Critical Tech Podcast

Critical Tech Podcast

By Digital Harbor Foundation
The Critical Tech podcast grew from a need to educate the public about the inequities caused by the digital divide. When COVID-19 caused schools to close during the spring of 2020, the students of Baltimore City became fully dependent on their access to quality high-speed internet and working computers. However, there was and continues to be a critical problem. As stated by Councilmember Zeke Cohen: "The reality is that [Baltimore is a city] where the internet has been redlined. If you can't get online, you can't learn."

These SOMOS youth joined up with the Digital Harbor Foundation to create
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S2E2: Barriers Facing Learners with Disabilities
In this episode, we interview Disability Right's Maryland's Managing Attorney, Leslie Margolis, about the barriers facing learners with disabilities and how to remove them. 
16:52
August 26, 2021
S2E1: Adult Learning During the Pandemic
During this episode, we get to know Ariat who is an immigrant who is studying english while navigating learning online. You will get to learn the obstacles that adult learners and immigrants must overcome to climb ladder of education and work.
11:24
August 05, 2021
S1E8: Council Member Zeke Cohen
In this episode, we will interview Zeke Cohen who is a former Baltimore City teacher and current city council member. Zeke will tell us more about how he and other can use their voice and the power of government to make a positive change.
13:10
June 08, 2021
S1E7: Project Waves Part 1
In this episode, we will interview Sam Musgrave who is the Director of Operations for Project Waves. Sam will tell us more about the effort to connect disconnected communities.
09:57
April 29, 2021
S1E6: Project Waves - Part 2
In this episode, we will interview Sam Musgrave who is the Director of Operations for Project Waves. Sam will tell us more about the effort to connect disconnected communities.
09:26
April 29, 2021
S1E5: Interview with Mr. Smith
In this episode, you will hear an interview with Mr. Smith, who shares about the challenges he sees and experiences as both a parent and a Baltimore City School teacher.
09:09
April 29, 2021
S1E4: A conversation with Ebonie Zooker
In this episode, we interview Miss Ebonie Zooker, a computer science teacher at The  Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women. Through this interview, we will gain insights into how the Digital Divide has affected her as a teacher and affected the productiveness and engagement of her students during the pandemic.
08:50
April 02, 2021
S1E3: Interview with Baltimore City Student A'Niya Taylor
In this episode, you will hear an interview between one of our narrators and Baltimore City College student, A’Niya Taylor, who will tell us about her personal experiences with the Digital Divide and how it has affected her life on all ends. This interview will exemplify how the Digital Divide is affecting many students and young people immensely.
08:00
April 02, 2021
S1E2: Interview with The Teacher's Democracy Project
In this episode, our narrators interviewed The Teachers Democracy Project. TDP brings together students, caregivers, and members of society to advocate for one cause. They will discuss their role in the community, explain further their work in the community on the Digital Divide, and why their work is important for addressing this issue.
07:21
March 22, 2021
S1E1: Introduction - Defining the Digital Divide
This is an 8-minute episode introduction to the podcast. In this episode, you will meet the team that put the podcast together, gain their insights on the digital divide, and most importantly start to create awareness about the Digital Divide and the urgency to close this gap.
10:37
March 22, 2021